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Rare Light Blue Background Antique Tribal Persian Bakshaish Rug 47045

Size: 6 ft 6 in x 11 ft 6 in (1.98 m x 3.51 m)
Origin: Persian Rugs

With its angular geometry, formal composition and abundance of symbols, this antique Bakshaish rug epitomizes the magnificence of northwest Persian designs.

Antique Persian Bakshaish Rug, Country of Origin: Persia, Last Quarter of the 19th Century – Crafted in the mineral-rich hills of northwest Persia, this superb antique Persian Bakshaish rug represents the best features of these prized village carpets. This exquisite antique carpet has a magical presence provided by the clear colors and ornate designs that combine tribal details and classical antique Persian rug themes. Thick, heavily stylized strap-work vine-scrolls meander around the field and link the distant pendants and bold Harshang medallion. Dense clouds of iconographic motifs fill the parchment-colored frame that embraces the deep oceanic field, which is enhanced by waves of abrashed color. Endless rows of quincunx motifs line this dramatic intersection while complementing the neighboring eye motifs, stars and fetter symbols. Bright, warm Bakshaish red takes precedence in the heavily embellished borders, which feature reciprocating Herati leaves and poly-chrome blossoms that have a strong northwestern flavor.

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